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Maritime Fiction: Sailors and the Sea in British and American Novels, 1719-1917


Year: 2001
Language: english
Author: John Peck
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9780333793572,0333793579
Format: PDF
Quality: eBook
Pages count: 225
Description: In this important new study, John Peck examines the cultural significance of maritime novels from Defoe to Conrad. Focusing in particular on the image of the body, he illustrates how these works are built around the disparity between the masculine and often brutal regime of the ship and the civilized values of those who remain on the shore. The first comprehensive discussion of its subject, Maritime Fiction is an original exploration of the relationship between national identity, fiction, and the sea.

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